Service at BWI remains limited, officials say Airlines...

BWI DIGEST

September 17, 2001

Service at BWI remains limited, officials say

Airlines officials and the FAA at Baltimore-Washington International Airport are now recommending that passengers check in at the ticket counters four hours before their flight's scheduled departure time.

Lines are long at times with travelers arriving very early for flights scheduled at various times. Checking in four hours early will help with the check-in and security process, officials said.Passengers should bring a valid photo identification.

Only ticketed passengers will be allowed to enter areas beyond the security screening points.

A break on parking for some travelers

Travelers who left their cars parked in BWI's short-term garage before 11 a.m. Sept. 11 will not be charged for the time between 11 a.m. that day and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Charges resumed after 11 a.m. Saturday.

This provided free parking for the time the airport was closed, and two complimentary days to those patrons affected by the airport's closure.

Airport run, family walk scheduled Sept. 30

The Northrop Grumman 15th Airport 5K Run and Family Walk is scheduled Sept. 30 on the airport and Northrop Grumman tarmacs.

Proceeds will benefit children with Down syndrome.

Information: W. Malone, 410-993-RUNN, or visit www.bwiairport.com.

Plane Pull benefit slated Sept. 29

The fourth Plane Pull, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland, is set Sept. 29 at the airport's Air Cargo Complex.

Teams compete in two categories as they pull a 145,000-pound FedEx Boeing 727.

The family-oriented event will feature entertainment, children's activities, food and refreshments.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 410-290-7611, or 410-633-1070.

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